Employment

 

Installing Monitor PlotThe Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers a variety of employment opportunities, including permanent, summer seasonal, and volunteer positions. To read more about the minimum qualifications for federal employment, check the Office of Personnel Management website.

Application Process

Permanent and seasonal hiring with the Forest Service is conducted on a national scale using USAJobs.gov.  Click here for instructions on how to complete your application.
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For detailed information about the many rewarding career fields at the US Forest Service, visit the "Careers" webpage.  Or check out all the Employment webpages to find information on working for the Forest Service, special student programs, and volunteering.
 
Every year, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Many positions are advertised on the USAJOBS. Hiring season usually begins the first week of January and may last until mid-March, depending on last minute vacancies.

Learn More About Seasonal Employment 
 

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The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache (UWC) National Forest is seeking to a fill a not to exceed 120-day detail or temporary promotion for a GS-7/9 Budget Analyst. Please share with those that might be interested. Please return the attached outreach form along with a resume by April 30, 2021 if you are interested. 
Feel free to contact me at 385-421-8370 or ashley.dunbar@usda.gov to learn more about this opportunity

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is looking for someone to fulfill the role of Zone Assistant Fire Management Officer (GS-0462-09) on a detail/temporary promotion with a potential start date of June 6th, for up to 120 days. Outreach notice. The duty station location is on the Spanish Fork Ranger District where there is no government housing available, but per diem may be authorized.  This is a great place to gain valuable experience on a large, high complexity unit with a large population base along the Wasatch Front.   You can respond to Mathew Armantrout  South Zone FMO Mathew.armantrout@usda.gov with the outreach and a simple resume by April 30, 2021.  

Each year, the Forest hires for a variety of temporary (seasonal) positions for the summer field season. The field season typically runs from May to September.  Information on seasonal jobs are available.  Temporary (seasonal) work responsibilities include stream surveys, fish and wildlife surveys, trail building, fire fighting, campground maintenance, fence construction and maintenance, vegetation surveys, road maintenance, and heavy equipment operators. 

Once you've identifed a job, make sure you copy down its Open Continuous Register number (OCR #) and location as listed on the outreach notice. This will make your application process go much smoother.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Forest fire and non-fire temporary/seasonal opportunities
Want a adventerous job working for the Forest Service, the forest is looking for individuals to fill 2021 seasonal jobs. Jobs open 3/25/2021 and close on 4/05/2021  The announcements will not show up in USAJobs.gov until the open date.  After the open date, those wanting to apply can search in USAJobs.gov by the announcement numbers and apply for the positions.
List of Jobs available

Helpful Links

  • Forest Service Outreach Database: The US Forest Service Outreach Database is used to search for up-coming job announcements and current job opportunities. Access the database to explore opportunities prior to applying in USAJobs.

  • Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Take the time to figure out who you are, what you like to do, what you are best at, and what strengths, skills or competencies you offer employers.

  • What to include in your resume: If you have never applied for a federal job before it would benefit you to follow the template in USAJobs as it has you follow the process of everything that needs to be in your resume.

  • Applying to Forest Service Positions:

    • Tailor your resume to each job announcement

    • Spell out acronyms

    • Be honest

    • Write clear and concise statements

    • Use active verbs

    • Proofread your resume

 

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Temporary Seasonal Outreach and Job Opportunities

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Forest fire and non-fire temporary/seasonal opportunities
Want a adventerous job working for the Forest Service, the forest is looking for individuals to fill 2021 seasonal jobs. Jobs open 3/25/2021 and close on 4/05/2021  The announcements will not show up in USAJobs.gov until the open date.  After the open date, those wanting to apply can search in USAJobs.gov by the announcement numbers and apply for the positions.
List of Jobs available

Outreach Notice for a Forestry Technician (Trails) GS-0462 7/8 temporary promotion or detail not to exceed 120 days on the Logan and Ogden Ranger Districts. This notice is in effect from March 28th, 2021 through April 17th, 2021.

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Wildland Fire Job Opportunities

  • You will notice that the greatest number of our temporary jobs are fighting fires. Seasonal jobs in firefighting include working on a local unit handcrew, on a helitack/helirappeling crew, a Hot Shot Crew, as a smokejumper, or on an engine crew. Remember, these are tough jobs usually performed in primitive, backcountry conditions.
     


https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/about-forest/jobs